Critic's picks: Listening. Together., The Kerplunks, Peace By Piece

Listening. Together.
Where: musiconmain.ca
When: Friday through May 18
Tickets: Free
Why: Victoria’s Chloe Kim is among the featured performers at the Listening. Together. online festival, which features three days of watch parties, artist talks and lectures May 14-16. Kim, a soloist and concertmaster known locally for her work with Christ Church Cathedral, joins Infamy Too!, Dálava and Mark Takeshi McGregor, among others, during the five-day event. The full program is available at musiconmain.ca.

The Kerplunks
Where:
porttheatre.com
When: Saturday, 2:30 p.m.
Tickets: $11.50 from tickets.porttheatre.com, tickets@porttheatre.com, or 250-754-8550
Why: Families with children who are looking for some fun on Saturday afternoon should take in the livestream performance by Gabriola Island favourites The Kerplunks, who are set to perform from the stage of Nanaimo’s Port Theatre. Viewers have a 48-hour window to enjoy the 45-minute performance, which is good news; repeat viewings are all but guaranteed, as the Juno-nominated group — Dinah D (Big D), Phil Wipper (Chip), Aaron Cadwaladr (Catman), and Jocelyn Hallett (Jojo) — specializes in sing-alongs that any music fan can enjoy.

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Peace By Piece
Where:
westcoastreach.org
When: Sunday, 2 p.m.
Tickets: Free
Why: The West Coast Reach Organization, a non-profit Vancouver Island organization showcasing diversity through the performing arts, is celebrating the United Nations International Day of Living Together in Peace with a free livestream concert Sunday. A range of performers and speakers from Canada, the U.S., and Brazil — including singer-songwriter Ali Youssefi, Marilyn Yadultin Jensen and the Dakha Khwaan Dancers — join a variety of performing groups from the Reach organization for this event, which is produced with support from the Victoria Foundation and Norgaard Foundation. The event is free, but participants must pre-register at eventbrite.ca.

mdevlin@timescolonist.com

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